Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine has contributed 35 international, peer-reviewed publications to the medical literature between 2019 and 2023. Among the journals where contributions from the Faculty have been published, are The Lancet, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology and The Lancet Global Health.

The Faculty has also contributed a chapter on HIV and Liver Disease to the book “Treatment and Management of Tropical Liver Disease”, edited by Jose Debes and published by Elsevier in 2023.

An important population-based, pilot study, published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2021, has shown a high prevalence of liver fibrosis using transient elastography in volunteer adult Cambodian people with no symptoms or history/diagnosis of liver disease and no history/knowledge of positivity for markers of hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus infection.

The Faculty continues to contribute to studies on medical education, on HIV treatment, and on viral hepatitis.


Sandro Vento and Francesca Cainelli. Review. Acute liver failure in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2023 Nov.; 8(11): 1035-1045. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(23)00142-5. Available from: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langas/article/PIIS2468-1253(23)00142-5/fulltext

Sandro Vento. Comment Letter. Medicine should be learned in a conducive environment. Lancet 2023 Jan 28; 401(10373): 267-268. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)00009-0. Available from: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)00009-0/fulltext

Sandro Vento and Francesca Cainelli. Comment. Chronic liver diseases must be reduced worldwide: it is time to act. Lancet Glob Health 2022 Apr; 10(4): e471-e472. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00047-X. Available from: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00047-X/fulltext

Francesca Cainelli, Vannary Yi, Sandro Vento. Prevalence of liver fibrosis using transient elastography in the general population in Cambodia: a pilot study. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Jul 1; 33(7): 1035. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000002106. Available from: https://journals.lww.com/eurojgh/citation/2021/07000/prevalence_of_liver_fibrosis_using_transient.19.aspx

Sandro Vento, Francesca Cainelli, Alfredo Vallone. Opinion. Violence Against Healthcare Workers: A Worldwide Phenomenon With Serious Consequences. Front Public Health 2020 Sep 18:8:570459. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.570459. eCollection 2020. Available from: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/public-health/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2020.570459/full